The Cinematographic and audiovisual electrician is a professional who is in charge of technical lighting solutions ensuring the implementation and the maintenance of plant and lighting devices, in relation to the artistic guidance and technical characteristics of the selected settings.
Electrician film and audiovisual deals with many tasks referring primarily to the arrangement and management of lights as:
The setting of technical lighting solutions. The electrician must be able to understand and interpret the signs and relative aesthetics of the input image to achieve in order to translate them into technical solutions of lighting and incorporate the essential elements of the image that will then be dialed by assessing different technical solutions depending on the type of recovery;
Sizing techniques of lighting solutions. With this function, the electrician cinematographic and audiovisual tries to identify the structural and environmental elements of the locations that are most preferred and that impact on lighting in a remarkable technical solutions as well as on the electrical system. Professional competence is also foreshadow possible technical solutions of lighting and plant engineering in line with the characteristics of the setting, the artistic choices and the type of recovery and is concerned with identifying the correct electrical power requirements for feeding sets and services;
The installation of the installations and of lighting devices in such a way as to define the positioning of the electric lines, of the current generator and devices of the lighting bodies taking into account the needs of mass in security of persons and things. It is also necessary to determine components, equipment and resources required for installation and operation of systems and equipment, finding time and resources;
The drive of the plants and of lighting devices. In these cases, the electrician cinematographic and audiovisual will identify the timing and methods for powering and pointing of lighting, taking into account the characteristics of the frame as well as the range of the scene. THE professional is also involved, to adopt maneuvering techniques, manual or console, the lighting devices in order to create the lighting effects are provided as shadows the proper functioning of equipment and devices in order to repair, overhaul and technology machinery and tools.
To become an electrician cinematographic and audiovisual is necessary for the candidate to undertake a training course can teach potergli all notions suited to this kind of profession and you can subscribe only after obtaining his high school diploma in technical subjects. The course to pursue this profession allows you to capture all bases, both theoretical and practical for the two professions that are now fundamental in the production of audiovisual works such as' electrician audiovisual. The electrician film and audiovisual, during the course of this course, will be able to realize technical lighting solutions ensuring the implementation and maintenance of systems and lighting devices, in line with the artistic guidance and technical characteristics of the locations chosen. These professionals also through the path develops skills also play other professions as the head electrician team, the second electrician, the electrician scene, the boy electric preparation and desk operator. Usually, the program is divided into six eight-hour days each and divided into:
days of presentation of the main standards related to safety on the set;
introduction days at the electrician trades, and devoting time to the job description, the implement, skills and reference departments
dedicated days, then, in practical work in the studio through the equipment that is used on movie sets.
As for the requirements that you must have to perform this profession, it is necessary that the electrician film has an in-depth knowledge of information technology and, in particular, programs that may be useful during or carrying out their work, and foreign languages . Foreign languages, especially if you may have to do with foreign instruments or with a team not totally Italian, could help smooth the professional life: in particular, the most popular language is English. The candidate also should have other requirements such as:
  Knowledge of the principles and basics of lighting;
  The main equipment and shooting techniques;
The types of light effects;
The main types of lighting fixtures and accessories and their technical and functional features;
The Materials and techniques for the manipulation of light as the cloths, silk and so on;
The fundamentals of electrical engineering and optics;
The fundamentals of electrical design;
The plant and electrical components;
The technical installation and wiring of electrical installations;
The Principal for console programs and techniques used;
The main legislation on the disposal and feeding of electric cables;
The main provisions on safety at work.